to Oct 20




  • Shacharit At David Stokar’s House: 8:30am

  • Help Setting up Sukkah: 10:00am

  • Candle Lighting 6:03pm

  • Mincha and Arvit: 6:03 pm


  • Shacharit: 8:45am

    • Followed by Kiddush in the Sukkah

  • Rabbi’s Class: 5:00pm

  • Mincha: 6:00pm

  • Candle Lighting: after 7:02pm


  • Shacharit: 8:45am

  • Rabbi’s Class: 5:00pm

  • Mincha and Arvit: 6:00pm

  • Havdallah: 7:00pm


  • Shacharit: 6:30am

  • Mishna-a-Day: 7:20pm

  • Mincha: 6:30am

  • Shiur: 5:30pm

  • Mincha 6:00pm


  • Shacharit: 6:30am

  • Mishna-a-Day: 7:20pm

  • Candle Lighting: 5:56pm

  • Mincha and Arvit: 5:56pm


  • Hoshannah Rabbah program with pizza and refreshments: 11:00pm

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Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah
11:00 AM11:00

Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah

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Sunday -- Erev Shemini Atzeret

  • Shacharit: 6:00am
    • Tallit: 6:13am
  • Breakfast in the Sukkah: 8:00am
  • Candle Lighting: 5:53pm
  • Mincha and Arvit: 5:53pm

Monday -- Shemini Atzeret

  • Shacharit: 8:45am
  • Yizkor: 10:00am
  • Prayers for rain: 11:00am
  • Rabbi's Class: 5:00pm
  • Mincha: 6:00pm
  • Candle Lighting: after 6:55pm
  • Arvit: 6:55pm
    • Followed by Kiddush, Hakafot and Dancing

Tuesday -- Simchat Torah

  • Shacharit: 8:45am
    • Followed by Kiddush, Hakafot and Dancing
  • Mincha: 5:50pm
    • Followed by Hakafot
  • Arvit: 6:50pm
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2:00 PM14:00

Sukkah Party


The Daughters of Etz Ahaim


Raritan Valley Hadassah

Invite you to a Sukkah Party on Wednesday, October 16 at 2:00pm at the Etz Ahaim Sukkah

Rabbi Bassous will talk about Sephardic Sukkah Traditions

Refreshments and games will follow.

Please note: The Etz Ahaim sukkah can be found in the back of the building, by walking down the driveway on the Second Avenue side of the building. Please also note that Etz Ahaim is not handicapped accessible and the parking lot next to the building is not ours, please park on the street.)

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to Oct 9

Yom Kippur

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  • Selichot and Shacharit: 6:00am

  • Hatarat Nedarim: 7:20am

  • Mincha: 2:00pm

  • Fast Starts: 6:11pm

  • Candle Lighting: 6:11pm

  • Kol Nidre: 6:11pm


  • Children’s Program (10 and Under): 10:30am — 1:30pm

  • Shacharit: 8:30am

  • Sermon: 11:45am

  • Yizkor: 1:00pm

  • Mincha: 4:15pm

  • Ne’ilah: 5:45pm

  • Shofer followed by Arvit: 7:09pm

  • Fast Ends: 7:09pm


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7:00 PM19:00

Highland Park Anti-Semitism Resolution

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On October 3rd, The Mayor and the HP Council will be proposing an Anti-Semitism Resolution. The Council meeting will begin at 7:00pm in the courtroom of the Highland Park Municipal Building on South Fifth Avenue.

Please attend and show your support for a strong anti-Semitism resolution and your opposition to the BDS movement and other Jewish hate mongers, all of whom per the US Congress, UN and recent Israel Gov. Study (Behind the Mask), are anti-Semitic and are now targeting Highland Park.

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10:00 AM10:00

Postpartum Depression: Raising Awareness and Breaking the Stigma

Marilyn Laves, LCSW-R, a psychotherapist specializing in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, will address the causes of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders; how postpartum depression differs from the Baby Blues; various treatments; and what we can do as a community to ensure that women do not suffer in silence.

Everyone Welcome — Free Admission at Congregation Ahavas Achim

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6:00 PM18:00

Daughters of Etz Ahaim Annual Appreciation Dinner


Please join us for a fun evening of graditude

Tuesday, June 18th at 7:00pm
at the
Bridge Turkish Grill
315 Raritan Avenue Avenue
Highland Park NJ 08904

With Thanks to:

Millie Hakim • Diana Hakakian • Yvonne Levy
Gloria Morris • Carol Marcovici • Rose Reiss
Rifka Greenberg • Liba Shakarchi • Elizabeth Simon

Cost is $26 per person.

Reservations are Required
Call Millie Hakim at 609-235-9192

Please reserve by June 16th, 2019

All Women are Welcome

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6:00 PM18:00

Community Wide Lag B'Omer Celebration

Celebrate Lag Ba'Omer

Coordinated by NCSY
Thursday, May 23, 6:00-8:00PM
Grove 1 in Donaldson Park.

  • Free admission

  • Music provided by Jeff Wilks

  • Activities for kids and adults

  • Food and drinks for sale

Special Thanks to Glatt 27 for Sponsoring this Event
Cosponsors: Congregation Etz Ahaim and Amazing Savings

Contact Rabbi Shmulie Greene for more info and sponsorship opportunities at greenes@ncsy.org or 973-214-8577

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RPRY Dinner Honoring Holocaust Survivors
5:00 PM17:00

RPRY Dinner Honoring Holocaust Survivors

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The Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva will honor our community's Holocaust survivors at its annual dinner on May 19, 2018, 5:00 p.m. at Chabad at Rutgers, 170 College Ave., New Brunswick. The theme of the event is Hand in Hand: Legacy. Inspiration. Education..

Please submit registration and journal tributes at rprydinner.org by May 13. 

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7:30 PM19:30

Name, Not Numbers. A movie in the Making


Wednesday, May 15 2019 — 7:30pm
Followed by a dessert reception
At Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva, 2 Harrison Street, Edison NJ 08817

RSVP to the RPRY Office at 732-572-5052

The Names Not Numbers program is a Legacy Heritage Project. Names, Not Numbers © 2019 is an interactive multi-media Holocaust oral history film documentary project created by educator Tova Fish-Rosenberg.

In tribute to the following Holocaust Survivors who shared their inspiring stories and incredible experiences with our 8th grade students:

  • Dr. Leon Chameides

  • Mrs. Leah Klapholtz

  • Mrs. Rachel Lefkovits

  • Mrs. Rachel Sambul

  • Dr. Bernard Schanzer

  • Mr. Henry Schanzer

  • Mr. Hersh Waisbord

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7:00 AM07:00

Don't Forget to Make an Eruv TavShilin


This year (5779), the seventh day of Pesach will fall out on Thursday night and Friday. Our Sages prohibited cooking on Yom Tov for Shabbat without placing an Eruv Tavshilin, which is designating matza and a cooked food on Erev Yom Tov (Thursday) for to be eaten on Shabbat in order for it to be recognizable that one is not beginning to cook or bake on Yom Tov for Shabbat; rather, one is merely concluding this preparation.

One needs to take matza and a hard-boiled egg on Erev Yom Tov (Thursday), and recites:

Baruch Ata Hashem Elokeinu Melech Ha’Olam Asher Kideshanu Be’mitzvotav Ve’tzivanu Al Mitzvat Eruv.

After reciting the blessing, one should say:

With this Eruv, we shall be permitted to bake, cook, light candles, and do anything necessary on Yom Tov for Shabbat

One then saves the matza and cooked food to eat them on Shabbat.

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9:30 PM21:30

Community Shaimot Collection


Shaimot Collection

This year’s community wide shaimot collection will be held on Sunday, March 24 from 9:30am to 6:00p at Congregation Ohr Torah. The cost will be $20 per large garbage bag. Please bring your checkbook.

Seforim Sale

There will also be used seforim for sale too. Great bargains. Come fine your hard-to-find or out-of-print books and stock up your library.

For more information, please fill out the form below

Shaimot Collection / Book Sale Questions

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Bikur Cholim Annual Brunch
9:30 AM09:30

Bikur Cholim Annual Brunch

  • Guest of Honor: Dr. Michael Nissenblatt

  • Gomlei Chesed Award: Rahel and Haim Baruh

  • Guest Speaker: Rabbi Shay Schachter. 

Rabbi Schachter received his Rabbinic ordination from both his illustrious father Rabbi Hershel Schachter at RIETS, and from his Rebbe, Rabbi Asher Weiss of Jerusalem. He now serves as Rabbi and Rosh Beis Midrash at the Young Israel of Woodmere.

Dairy buffet brunch will be served.
Birkat Hamazon at 11:30 a.m.
Couvert $54 per person

Make your reservations online.

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9:00 PM21:00

Documentary Film: 93 Queen


Presented by the Jewish Forum of Edison/Highland Park

The documentary 93 Queen follows Rachel “Ruchie” Freier, a no-nonsense Hasidic lawyer and mother of six who is determined to to shake up the “boys club” in her Hasidic community by creating Ezras Nashim, the first all-female ambulance corp in New York City.

93 Queens is set in the Hasidic enclave of Borough Park, Brooklyn where EMS corps have long been the province of men. Though the neighborhood is home ot the larget volunteer ambulance corps in the world know as Hatzolah, that orgnaization has steadfastly banned women from its ranks.

Now, Ruchie and an engaging cast of dogged Hasidic women are risking their reputations — and literally, the futures of the children — by taking matters into their own hands to provide dignified emergency medical care to the Hasidic women and girls of Borough Park.

Runs 90 minutes. Free of charge.

The Orthodox Forum is a grassroots organization and relies on community donations to fund our programs. Donations of any amount are appreciated. Please consider becoming a season supporter for $200 or an announced event sponsor for $500.

Please send your tax deductible check made out to:

Congregation Ohr Torah Gemach Fund
Henery Lerner
1 Celler Road
Edison NJ 088187

Email or visit our website for more information.

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Chai Lifeline Shabbaton
to Mar 2

Chai Lifeline Shabbaton


The Highland Park/Edison community will be hosting a Chai Lifeline Shabbaton on March 1 - 2, 2019. Approximately 25 girls, ages 7 - 15, who have life-threatening illnesses, will attend.

Please help us make this an event to remember by sponsoring or volunteering today. Checks should be made out to Chai Lifeline and mailed to David Waizer, 53 North 7th Ave., Highland Park.

High school students who would like to volunteer, should contact Barbara Edery.

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Tu B'Shvat Celebration
2:00 PM14:00

Tu B'Shvat Celebration


Join Daughters of Etz Ahaim and Raritan Valley Hadassah for a joint Tu B'Shvat Seder

Tu B'Shvat is the Jewish New Year of the trees. We will feast upon the seven species of the Land of Israel: figs, dates, pomegranates, olives, grapes or raisins, wheat, wine or grape juice—and so much more. We will hear tales connected to trees, learn about Sephardic and Ashkenazic customs for Tu B'Shvat, and sing songs for the holiday.

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Ahavas Achim University - Whiskey and Wisdom
8:00 PM20:00

Ahavas Achim University - Whiskey and Wisdom

Warm up your winter Friday night with AAU's first ever Whiskey and Wisdom event! You will have the opportunity to taste four varieties of scotch whiskey representing four age classifications and levels of smokiness, accompanied by the narration of resident scotch aficionado Josh Abrams. Each tasting will be paired with a mini-shiur by Rabbi Miodownik, distilling the Torah and tasting notes for each selection. Desserts and non-alcoholic beverages will be served as well. This will be an evening where spirits are used to enhance the spirit.


Please reserve your spot by emailing the office administrator and submitting payment (if applicable) in advance.

Reservations deadline: Tuesday, January 1, 2019

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